Itinerary – 2015年ESL暑期美国西岸游学项目

Dear Students,

Here are some kind reminders about your ESL Program :

  • Read the itinerary and collect the background information of each topic before the trip, so as to get prepared for the discussion in class
  • Dressing code:
    • Sports wearing: Jul.16, Jul.18, Jul.21, Jul.24
    • Casual attires: Other days

The itinerary is as follows:

Day 1 – Saturday, July 11: Leave for Las Vegas

  • From Shanghai(PVG) to Las Vegas(LAS)

Day 2 – Sunday, July 12: Arrival Day

  • Pick up from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
  • Welcome event at SUU for students and Host Families
  • Go home with Host Families, experience typical American family life

las vegas airport

Day 3 – Monday, July 13: Introduction to American family life and traditions

  • Introductions of SUU, ESL Program and campus tour
  • ESL language Learning
  • Introduction to American family life and traditions, Homestay family questionnaire
  • Meet Cedar City mayor
  • Tour of historic main street – shopping, etc.
  • Return to homestay

suu campus one

cedar city

 Day 4 – Tuesday, July 14: Introduction to American education system

  • Introduction to American education system
  • ESL language Learning
  • Meet local business owners
  • Movie
  • Teambuilding
  • Return to homestay

American Education System002
 Day 5–Wednesday, July 15: Introduction to American business practices

  • Discussion of American business practices
  • ESL language Learning
  • Develop business proposals
  • Develop and present business proposals
  • Visit Cedar City Aquatic Center
  • Return to homestay


Day 6 –Thursday, July 16: Introduction to the history and geography of the American West 

  • ESL language Learning
  • Discussion of the history and geography of the American West
  • Visit to Woods Ranch & Cedar breaks for picnic lunch, outdoor activities, and guided hikes
  • Return to homestay


 Day 7 –Friday, July 17: Day trip to St. George

  • ESL language Learning
  • UT for shopping and excursions
  • Return to homestay


Day 8 –Saturday, July 18: Day trip to Zion National Park

  • ESL language Learning
  • Guided hikes
  • Visit to museum, visitor center, and gift shop
  • Possible: IMAX movie, BBQ dinner
  • Return to homestay

Canyon 1

Day 9 –Sunday, July 19: Free day

  • With homestay family

Day 10 –Monday, July 20 : American Culture Day

  • ESL language Learning
  • Volunteerism and American culture
  • Fundraising and American culture
  • Visit to Community Engagement Center
  • Volunteer activities
  • Return to homestay


Day 11 –Tuesday, July 21: Bryce Canyon National Park

  • ESL language Learning
  • Day trip to Bryce Canyon National Park – Guided hikes
  • Visit to visitor center and gift shop
  • Return to homestay


Day 12 –Wednesday, July 22: Animals in American Culture

  • ESL language Learning
  • SW Wildlife Center presentation
  • Animals in American Culture – pets and therapy animals
  • Animals in the American Southwest
  • Ranching – cattle and sheep / Cowboys and rodeos
  • Movie
  • Return to homestay


Day 13 –Thursday, July 23: American Theater

  • ESL language Learning
  • American Theater
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival Backstage Tour
  • Discussion of theater etiquette
  • Attend Shakespeare Festival show
  • Discussion of performance
  • Return to homestay


Day 14 –Friday, July 24: Grand Canyon National Park

  • SUU farewell activities
  • Depart for Grand Canyon National Park
  • Team Building

Grand Canyon

Day 15 –Saturday, July 25: Las Vegas

  • Sightseeing at Las Vegas
  • Outlets Store shopping



Day 16 –Sunday, July 26: Los Angeles – through Mojave Desert

  • San Bernardino Forest
  • Mojave Desert
  • Los Angeles City Tour
  • Team Building


Day 17 –Monday, July 27: Disney Land

  • Visit Disneyland at Los Angels, the first Disneyland in the world
  • Team Building


Day 18 –Tuesday, July 28: Los Angele City Tour

  • San Diego City Tour
  • The United States Pacific Fleet USPACFLT
  • Balboa Park
  • Team Building



Day 19 –Wednesday, July 29: Return to China

  • Check out and travel to the airport
  • Fly to the People’s Republic of China

Day 18

Day 20 – Thursday, July 30: Arrival Day

  • Arrive at the Airport in China